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Evan Barba Evan Barba Klara Benda Klara Benda Matt Bonner Matt Bonner Deana Brown Deana Brown Carrie Bruce Carrie Bruce Marshini Chetty Marshini Chetty Denise Chew Denise Chew James Clawson James Clawson Benjamin Davison Benjamin Davison Jason Day Jason Day Jill Dimond Jill Dimond Betsy James DiSalvo Betsy James DiSalvo Steven Dow Steven Dow Casey Fiesler Casey Fiesler Andrea Forte Andrea Forte Mike Hewner Mike Hewner Hwajung Hong Hwajung Hong David Joyner David Joyner Youn-ah Kang Youn-ah Kang Hyungsin Kim Hyungsin Kim Chris Le Dantec Chris Le Dantec Claire Lee Claire Lee Leo Liu Leo Liu Kurt Luther Kurt Luther Olena Mamykina Olena Mamykina Tanya Markow Tanya Markow Eugene Medynskiy Eugene Medynskiy Manish Mehta Manish Mehta Andrew Miller Andrew Miller Briana Morrison Briana Morrison Lijun Ni Lijun Ni Andrea Grimes Parker Andrea Grimes Parker Erika Poole Erika Poole Iulian Radu Iulian Radu Jennifer Stoll Jennifer Stoll Ja-Young Sung Ja-Young Sung Edison Thomaz Edison Thomaz Amy Voida Amy Voida Kim Weaver Kim Weaver Susan Wyche Susan Wyche Yan Xu Yan Xu Sarita Yardi Sarita Yardi Lana Yarosh Lana Yarosh TJ Yun TJ Yun

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Evan Barba

Evan Barba

Graduated 2012

Advisor Dr. Blair MacIntyre

Lab Augmented Environments

Area Cognitive Science

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Research Interests My research is defining the "Language of Augmented Reality" for designing large scale experiences like big games, museum tours, and HAR "walkabouts."

Dissertation Title A MultiScale Framework for Mixed Reality Walking Tours

Klara Benda

Klara Benda

Graduated 2014

Advisor Dr. Colin Potts


Dissertation Title Designing the Sakai Open Academic Environment: A Distributed Cognition Account of the Design of a Large Scale Software System

Matt Bonner

Matt Bonner

Graduated 2014

Advisor Dr. Elizabeth Mynatt

Lab Everyday Computing

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Dissertation Title Exploring Online Health Seekings Potential Via Social Search

Deana Brown

Deana Brown

Graduated 2015

Advisor Dr. Rebecca Grinter

Lab Work2Play

Area Human-Computer Interaction

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Research Interests Technology and International Development

Carrie Bruce

Carrie Bruce

Graduated 2014

Advisor Dr. Bruce Walker

Lab Sonification

Area Human-Computer Interaction

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Research Interests accessible design, assistive technology, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), disability, environmental access, exhibit design, home modifications, informal learning environments, universal design, workplace accommodations

Dissertation Title Facilitating Participation in Adults With and Without Vision Loss by Supporting Exhibit Motivations through Real-Time Descriptive Mediation

Marshini Chetty

Marshini Chetty

Graduated 2011

Advisor Dr. Rebecca Grinter

Lab Work2Play

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Dissertation Title Making Infrastructre Visible: A Case Study of Home Networking

Yee Chieh “Denise” Chew

Yee Chieh “Denise” Chew

Graduated 2014

Advisor Dr. Bruce Walker

Lab Sonification

Area Human-Computer Interaction

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Research Interests Assistive technologies, multimodal interfaces, interaction design, education techologies, formal and informal learning

James Clawson

James Clawson

Graduated 2012

Advisor Dr. Thad Starner

Lab Contextual Computing

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Dissertation Title On the Go text Entry: Evaluating and Improving Mobile Text Input on Mini QWERTY Keyboards

Benjamin Davison

Benjamin Davison

Graduated 2013

Advisor Dr. Bruce Walker

Lab Sonification

Area Human-Computer Interaction

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Dissertation Title Universal Graph Literacy: Understanding How Blind and Low Vision Students Can Satisfy the Common Core Standards with Accessible Auditory Graphs

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Jason Day

Jason Day

Graduated 2008

Advisor Dr. James D. Foley

Area Learning Sciences & Technology

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Research Interests Educational Technology

Dissertation Title Investigating Learning with Web Lectures

Jill Dimond

Jill Dimond

Graduated 2012

Advisor Dr. Amy Bruckman

Lab Electronic Learning Communities

Area Social Computing

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Research Interests My research focuses on the role of citizen reported data in activist movements.

Dissertation Title Feminist HCI for Real: Designing Technology in Support of a Social Movement

Betsy James DiSalvo

Betsy James DiSalvo

Graduated 2012

Advisor Dr. Amy Bruckman

Lab Electronic Learning Communities

Area Learning Sciences & Technology

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Research Interests Learning Sciences and Technology, Game Studies, Design Research

Dissertation Title Glitch Game Testers: The Design and Study of a Learning Environment for Computational Production with Young African-American Men

Steven Dow

Steven Dow

Graduated 2008

Advisor Dr. Blair MacIntyre

Lab Augmented Environments

Area Human-Computer Interaction

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Research Interests human-computer interaction, creative problem-solving, prototyping practices, crowdsourcing methods, new media design, augmented reality

Dissertation Title Understanding User Engagement in Immersive and Interactive Stories

Casey Fiesler

Casey Fiesler

Graduated 2015

Advisor Dr. Amy Bruckman

Lab Electronic Learning Communities

Area Social Computing

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Research Interests copyright law, social computing, and collaborative creativity

Andrea Forte

Andrea Forte

Graduated 2009

Advisor Dr. Amy Bruckman

Lab Electronic Learning Communities

Area Learning Sciences & Technology

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Research Interests social/participatory media, new systems of information production, cscw, cscl, information literacy

Dissertation Title Learning in Public: Information Literacy and Participatory Media

Mike Hewner

Mike Hewner

Graduated 2012

Advisor Dr. Mark Guzdial

Lab CSLearning4U

Area Learning Sciences & Technology

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Dissertation Title Student Conceptions about the Field of Computer Science

Hwajung Hong

Hwajung Hong

Graduated 2015

Advisors Dr. Gregory Abowd & Dr. Rosa Arriaga

Lab Ubiquitous Computing

Area Social Computing

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Research Interests Social Computing

David Joyner

David Joyner

Graduated 2015

Advisor Dr. Ashok Goel

Lab Design & Intelligence

Area Learning Sciences & Technology

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Research Interests Educational technology, intelligent tutoring systems, online education, metacognition

Youn-ah Kang

Youn-ah Kang

Graduated 2012

Advisor Dr. John Stasko

Lab Information Interfaces


Dissertation Title Informing Design of Visual Analytics Systems for Intelligence Analysis: Understanding Users, User Tasks, and Tool Usage

Hyungsin Kim

Hyungsin Kim

Graduated 2011

Advisor Dr. Ellen Do

Lab ACME

Area Human-Computer Interaction

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Dissertation Title The ClockMe System: Computer Screening Tool for Dementia

Christopher “Chris” Le Dantec

Christopher “Chris” Le Dantec

Graduated 2011

Advisor Dr. Keith Edwards

Lab Pixi

Area Social Computing

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Dissertation Title Community Resource Messenger: A Mobile System and Design Exploration in Support of the Urban Homeless

Seungyon “Claire” Lee

Seungyon “Claire” Lee

Graduated 2010

Advisor Dr. Thad Starner

Lab Contextual Computing

Area Human-Computer Interaction

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Research Interests Mobile technology, ubiquitous computing

Dissertation Title Buzzwear: Supporting Multitasking with Wearable Tactile Displays on the Wrist

Zhicheng “Leo” Liu

Zhicheng “Leo” Liu

Graduated 2011

Advisor Dr. John Stasko

Lab Information Interfaces

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Dissertation Title Network Based Visual Analysis of Tabular Data

Kurt Luther

Kurt Luther

Graduated 2012

Advisor Dr. Amy Bruckman

Lab Electronic Learning Communities

Area Social Computing

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Research Interests Social computing, crowdsourcing, online collaboration, creativity, leadership.

Dissertation Title Supporting and Transforming Leadership in Online Creative Collaboration

Olena Mamykina

Olena Mamykina

Graduated 2009

Advisor Dr. Elizabeth Mynatt

Lab Everyday Computing

Area Human-Computer Interaction

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Dissertation Title Designing Ubiquitous Computing for Reflection and Learning in Diabetes Management

Tanya Markow

Tanya Markow

Graduated 2012

Advisor Dr. Thad Starner

Lab Contextual Computing

Area Human-Computer Interaction

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Research Interests My research focuses on using vibro-tactile stimuli as a method to accomplish Passive Haptic Learning (PHL) and Passive Haptic Rehabilitation (PHR).

Dissertation Title Mobile Music Touch: Using Haptic Stimulation for Passivve Rehabilitation and Learning

Yevgeniy “Eugene” Medynskiy

Yevgeniy “Eugene” Medynskiy

Graduated 2012

Advisor Dr. Elizabeth Mynatt

Lab Everyday Computing

Area Human-Computer Interaction

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Research Interests My research focuses on designing systems for individuals who are trying to realize personal health and wellness goals.

Dissertation Title Design and Evaluation of a Health Focused Personal Informatics Application with Support for Effective Goal Management

Manish Mehta

Manish Mehta

Graduated 2011


Dissertation Title Construction and Adaptation of AI Behaviors in Computer Games

Andrew Miller

Andrew Miller

Graduated 2014

Advisor Dr. Elizabeth Mynatt

Lab Everyday Computing

Area Social Computing

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Dissertation Title Social Tools for Everyday Adolescent Health

Briana Morrison

Briana Morrison

Graduated 2016

Advisor Dr. Mark Guzdial

Lab CSLearning4U

Area Learning Sciences & Technology

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Research Interests computer science education, gender issues

Lijun Ni

Lijun Ni

Graduated 2012

Advisor Dr. Mark Guzdial

Lab CSLearning4U

Area Learning Sciences & Technology


Dissertation Title Building Professional Identity as Computer Science Teachers: Supporting Secondary High School Computer Science Teachers through Reflection and Community Building

Andrea Grimes Parker

Andrea Grimes Parker

Graduated 2011

Advisor Dr. Rebecca Grinter

Lab Work2Play

Area Human-Computer Interaction

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Research Interests I conduct research to design and evaluate community-oriented health technologies. My broader interests include CSCW, designing technology to address health disparities and examining aspects of social interactions and culture to design future technologies.

Dissertation Title A Cultural, Community-Based Approach to Health Technology Design

Erika Poole

Erika Poole

Graduated 2010

Advisor Dr. Keith Edwards

Lab Pixi

Area Human-Computer Interaction

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Research Interests technology use by families, health informatics, ubiquitous computing, cscw

Dissertation Title Supporting Advice Sharing for Technical Problems in Residential Settings

Iulian Radu

Iulian Radu

Graduated 2016

Advisor Dr. Blair MacIntyre

Lab Augmented Environments

Area Human-Computer Interaction

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Research Interests Using developmental psychology to design age-appropriate augmented-reality applications that match & improve children's cognitive and motor abilities.

Jennifer Stoll

Jennifer Stoll

Graduated 2012

Advisors Dr. Keith Edwards & Dr. Elizabeth Mynatt

Area Social Computing

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Dissertation Title Information Sharing in a Nonprofit Network

Ja-Young Sung

Ja-Young Sung

Graduated 2012

Advisors Dr. Rebecca Grinter & Dr. Henrik Christensen

Lab Work2Play

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Dissertation Title Towards the Human-Centered Design of Everyday Robots

Edison Thomaz

Edison Thomaz

Graduated 2015

Advisor Dr. Gregory Abowd

Lab Ubiquitous Computing

Area Human-Computer Interaction

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Research Interests Personal health informatics, activity recognition, HCI, computational health

Amy Voida

Amy Voida

Graduated 2008

Advisor Dr. Elizabeth Mynatt

Lab Everyday Computing

Area Human-Computer Interaction

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Dissertation Title Exploring a Technological Hermeneutic: Understanding the Interpretation of Computer-Mediated Messaging Systems

Kimberly “Kim” Weaver

Kimberly “Kim” Weaver

Graduated 2012

Advisor Dr. Thad Starner

Lab Contextual Computing

Area Learning Sciences & Technology

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Research Interests My interest in mobile HCI, assistive technology, and learning sciences combine in my thesis topic of mobile American Sign Language learning for hearing parents with deaf children.

Dissertation Title Facilitating American Sign Language Learning for Hearing Parents of Deaf Children via Mobile Devices

Susan Wyche

Susan Wyche

Graduated 2010

Advisor Dr. Rebecca Grinter

Lab Work2Play

Area Human-Computer Interaction

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Dissertation Title Investigating Religion and Computing: A Case for Using Standpoint Theory in Technology Evaluation Studies

Yan Xu

Yan Xu

Graduated 2011

Advisor Dr. Blair MacIntyre

Lab Augmented Environments

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Dissertation Title Exploring Social Play with Shared Hybrid Space Enabled by Handheld Augmented Reality

Sarita Yardi

Sarita Yardi

Graduated 2012

Advisor Dr. Amy Bruckman

Lab Electronic Learning Communities

Area Social Computing

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Research Interests Social computing, HCI

Dissertation Title Boundaries in Social Media: Supporting Parents in Managing Youth's Social Media Use

Svetlana “Lana” Yarosh

Svetlana “Lana” Yarosh

Graduated 2012

Advisor Dr. Gregory Abowd

Lab Ubiquitous Computing

Area Social Computing

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Research Interests family communication systems, child-computer interaction, synchronous remote communication

Dissertation Title Supporting Remote Synchronous Communication between Parents and Young Children

Tae-Jung “TJ” Yun

Tae-Jung “TJ” Yun

Graduated 2012

Advisors Dr. Gregory Abowd & Dr. Rosa Arriaga

Lab Ubiquitous Computing

Area Human-Computer Interaction

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Research Interests Designing Information & Communication Technologies for behavior change

Dissertation Title Using Ubiquitous Communication Technology to Improve Pediatric Asthma Management